Night in the Tropics: Caribbean Breeze

Thank You to Sponsors & Guests for a Wonderful Night!

Saturday, July 22 at the National Aviary
6 pm – VIP and Sponsor Guests Welcome
7 pm – General Admission Guests Welcome
Presented by UPMC Health Plan

Pittsburgh’s hottest 21+ summer party is back! Enjoy a “Caribbean Breeze” at the National Aviary!

Hey, bird-loving party people, it’s time for the ultimate summer shindig! Enjoy a spread of delicious tropical drinks, unlimited mouth-watering bites from more than a dozen local restaurants, and live performances including local favorites The Jukebox Band! Experience one-of-a-kind meet-and-greets with Animal Ambassadors and after-hours access to the National Aviary’s lush habitats.

This event sells out, so get your tickets early and join us for a tropical celebration, all supporting avian care and conservation!

Entertainment, Food, and Drink:

All tickets include delectable food and extraordinary entertainment!

Food provided by:

  • Atria’s
  • Bigham Tavern
  • Bread Works
  • Industry Public House
  • Prantls Bakery
  • Station
  • Redbeards
  • Sarris Candies
  • Eat’n Park
  • Pittsburgh BBQ Company
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream
  • My Favorite Sweet Shoppe
  • Braddock’s Rebellion
  • Jenny Lee
  • Two Ugly Mugs
  • Mana Meals Catering
  • Mayfly Market


You may want to bring cash to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a trip for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel!

Upgrade to VIP Tickets for Even More Amazing Benefits:

  • A full hour of early access to the party, starting at 6 pm
  • Full bar service with premium spirits
  • Up-close experiences with National Aviary Animal Ambassadors during VIP hour
  • FREE valet parking

Proceeds from this 21+ event benefit the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria's Ideas paints a vibrant Toucan during National Aviary's Night in the Tropics.
Guests on the dance floor at Night in the Tropics

Silent Auction:

Get a chance to win amazing auction items while you’re at the party, or from the comfort of home during the Night in the Tropics Silent Auction. Bid on prizes including:

  • Autographed Pittsburgh Penguin’s jersey
  • Backyard barbeque catered by Atria’s for up to 20 people
  • Artwork by renowned local artists including Pittsburgh artist Johno Prascak of Johno’s ART Studio ( and Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas (
  • Private owl banding session with the Aviary’s ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill
  • Tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates Home Plate Club
  • And more; with new prizes added weekly!

Bid on prizes now: click here or text ‘tropics2023’ to 843-606-5995. Proceeds from the Silent Auction go directly to the National Aviary’s efforts to save species and protect habitats.


Enjoy an island getaway with a trip for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel! The prize includes round trip economy airfare with Delta Airlines from any United States city to Maui, Hawaii, and six nights hotel accommodations. Purchase tickets at the National Aviary! Call 412-258-9465 or email with any questions.


Dress in tropical attire for this indoor/outdoor party! Bright colors are encouraged; leave your black tie outfits at home and let loose with your best tropical shirts, sundresses, or Caribbean-themed ensemble. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Parking Information:

General Admission ticket holders have the option to add on valet parking for $25.

VIP guests will arrive in style with free valet parking! Head to VIP check-in located at the National Aviary entrance at 700 Arch Street.

All guests can enjoy FREE self-parking at Rivers Casino with free shuttle service, including an ADA-accessible shuttle to and from the party. Shuttle service will be available at Rivers Casino’s front entrance throughout the night from 5:30 -11:30 pm. All guests must be 21 or older to be inside Rivers Casino. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Need a Ride?

Consider contacting the following local rideshare services:

Please drink responsibly. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

UPMC Health Plan logo

Diamond Sponsors:

TribeLIVE logo

Platinum Sponsor:

Peoples Gas 2023

Gold Sponsors:

AAA Travel logo
dollar bank logo
enkompas technology logo
Federated Hermes logo
Jendoco Construction Corporation Logo
Harmelin Media Logo
Koppers logo
Papa's Pilar Rum Logo
Pittsburgh City Paper logo
Pittsburgh Magazine Logo
PJ Dick – Trumbull – Lindy Group
Weber Logo

Silver Sponsors:

Baird Private Wealth Management
Bognar and Company
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Rich Caruso
Chemistry Communications, Inc.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley
Fairfield Landscaping
HBK CPAs and Consultants LLC
Jones Day
Justifacts Credential Verification
McKamish, Inc.
Oxford Development Company
Priory Hospitality Group
Table Magazine
Trust-Franklin Press
The Wilson Group KW23 LLC

Raffle Sponsor:

AAA Travel logo

Printing Partner:

Printscape Imaging & Graphics

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